Brit Hume Makes Disgustingly Sexist Remark on Fox News Sunday Morning Show

1525118_10152158558157489_1716163523_nLiberals often accuse the Republican party of being a party that represents outdated, draconian-type societal norms.  Many liberals believe conservatives are racist, sexist, and part of an overall political movement that supports bigotry and ignorance.  These, of course, are claims many Republicans deny.

In fact — laughably — many conservatives often accuse liberals of “waging a war on women” or of being the “real racists.”

These accusations make absolutely no sense.  Without even going too deep into either of those ridiculous claims conservatives sometimes levy against liberals, let’s just look at two simple facts:

  1. Democrats elected our nation’s first black president (though he is half white).
  2. Our probable 2016 candidate will be Hillary Clinton — a woman.

But I often tell Republicans if they don’t want to be considered the party of sexism or racism, stop supporting politicians or media figures who say sexist or racist things.  The conservative support behind someone like Rush Limbaugh is a prime example of exactly what I mean when I say that.

So when Fox News’ Brit Hume made a disgustingly sexist remark Sunday morning I wasn’t exactly shocked.

While discussing the type of “guy” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is, Hume said:

“In this sort of feminized atmosphere in which we exist today, guys who are masculine and muscular like that in their private conduct, kind of old-fashioned tough guys, run some risks.”

A statement that even caught fellow panelists off guard, prompting Hume to try to clarify:

 “Men today have learned the lesson the hard way that if you act like kind of an old-fashioned guy’s guy, you’re in constant danger of slipping out and saying something that’s going to get you in trouble and make you look like a sexist or make you look like you seem thuggish or whatever. That’s the atmosphere in which he operates. This guy is very much an old-fashioned masculine, muscular guy, and there are political risks associated with that. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but that’s how it is.”

I can’t be the only one who read these comments then thought to myself, “It sounds like Hume might have a crush on Chris Christie.”

Basically what Hume is saying is that because society has moved away from more ignorant times where being a man meant you could say or do whatever you wanted without repercussions, that somehow means society has become “feminized.”

Another thing, being a “man” has nothing to do with being a bully.  Yelling and screaming at people, being petty — those aren’t the qualities of a real man.  Those are qualities of an egotistical, arrogant bully who tries to use power and intimidation to force people to do what they want.

That’s not how a “man” acts.  That’s how an asshole acts.  Excuse my language.

And if that’s how Mr. Hume believes “men” should act, I can’t help but question what kind of man he really is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Dan

    “That’s not how a “man” acts. That’s how an asshole acts.” Exactly!

  • mikelt

    “muscular”?!?!?! Chris Christie “muscular”?!? LOL!!!!

    • 1EdMeadows83

      I’m going to follow this thread because pretty soon some Tea-Bagger will display his ignorance and I can’t wait to pounce!

      • Jenniferrrrrrrrr

        Ed is that a picture of your whore wife?

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        wanna bet that jenniferrrrrrr is ( a) a small dicked guy with yet another bogus profile? (B) fat assed flatchested c*nt who has no man?) (c) a regressive tea party crybaby who cannot get sex so he/she gets mad at us who do???

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Well Jennifer, it is a picture of my late wife who passed away several years ago. Thanks for your thoughtful response.

      • Sherri G

        I’m sorry for your loss. Some trolls just don’t know when to keep their mouth shut.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Sheri G: Thank you Sheri. I’ve said some pretty bad things about some of the responders on these sites but Jennifer’s was a little over the top. Of course she (if Jen is a she) didn’t know my wife had died. We would have been married 60 years last May. She might not have said what she did if she had known. I guess emotions run a little high when threatened.

      • Jo Clark

        Sadly, it likely would not have made a difference if he/she/it had known. That’s just how they roll. Every society has its dregs.

      • Rev. Janell Smith

        REAL MEN don’t disrespect women! Apparently you have a testosterone driven male mentality.

      • Guest

        Jenniferrrr or whatever, I’ve been thinking about your rude comment and I just want you to know that I first met the young 18 year old girl who was to become my wife of 46 years when she had just graduated from high school. I fell in love almost immediately and remained in love for the next 61 years including the 15 years after I lost her. She was a sweet, innocent girl who eventually gave me two great kids and they gave her four beautiful grandchildren. She was never a whore but just a simple wife, mother and grandmother until leukemia took her from all of us. There’s more I could say but I know it wouldn’t make any difference to you but maybe to others who read your cruel post they’ll have an idea what kind of a person my wife was and, quite possibly, what kind of a person you are for saying such a thing. In politics almost anything goes except crude comments toward one’s family.
        I don’t expect an apology nor any response from you because people of your character never do apologize or admit any wrongdoing.

      • 1EdMeadows83

        Jenniferrrr or whatever, I’ve been thinking about your rude comment and I just want you to know that I first met the young 18 year old girl who was to become my wife of 46 years when she had just graduated from high school. I fell in love almost immediately and remained in love for the next 61 years including the 15 years after I lost her. She was a sweet, innocent girl who eventually gave me two great kids and they gave her four beautiful grandchildren. She was never a whore but just a simple wife, mother and grandmother until leukemia took her from all of us. There’s more I could say but I know it wouldn’t make any difference to you but maybe others who read your cruel post will have an idea what kind of a person my wife was and, quite possibly, what kind of a person you are for saying such a thing. In politics almost anything goes except crude comments toward one’s family.
        I don’t expect an apology nor any response from you because people of your character never do apologize or admit any wrongdoing.

    • Pipercat

      Well one, inside his cranium.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      table muscle

      • Dan

        What does that mean? Maybe you should shut your stupid mouth before it gets slapped.
        No one here likes you or your comments because they make Democrats look like uneducated morons.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey needledick dan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, come to pompano beach Fl and slap my silly liberal face: if U can actually AFFORD to get to south FLA in “winter”
        I like that no one ( see: white trash crybaby religious small dicked scum) enjoys my posts: that means I am indeed doing the correct thing!!

  • Guest

    Brit Hume a journalist? You have to be delusional to use the two words in the same paragraph. So he has a bromance in the works with CC. I guess the governor likes his men monotone, dull and lacking any original thoughts.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Hume loves Christie because he knows which side his butter is breaded on.

  • Sam

    Just another instance of someone on Fox News saying something so idiotic you cannot hardly believe it. They constantly have people on that channel who I swear are not living in the real world with the rest of us!!!!!!

    • Guest

      I agree but remember, they’re just reading the script they were handed by Karl Rove the Koch bros and others. However, they are pretty stupid in spite of the script. As for Brit Hume……hmmmmm……words to describe him…. Dull, drab, droopy, puppet, boring, uninspiring, irrelevant, waste of bandwidth, spineless, etc. feel free to add your own adjectives.

  • R Limb

    I wonder if Brit would think it’s a good idea for his daughter to marry one of these old-fashioned type ‘tough guys’? I guess he wouldn’t have a problem with one of these ‘real men’ bullying his little princess, maybe even knocking her around once in a while to show her who is in charge?

  • L Daniel Roberta

    Christie is nothing more than a bully…plain and simple and he continues this behavior because it makes him feel important , I watched a question and answer meeting that was televised, and an elderly man disagreed with Christie, rather than let the man speak, he had Police Officers PHYSICALLY remove him from the building, this mad had a broken arm and you could see the police take this man to the floor because heouldnt put his hands behind his back. The gentlemen told the Officers that his arm was broke, and it was suspended in a sling. The police wrenched his broken arm behind his back and handcuffed both hands and escorted him from the building. Christie is not the person who would govern fairly, because hey…he doesn’t have to be fair…between him and his stooges this country would be screwed if he were to become president

    • Stephen Barlow

      He’s a petty tyrant. But I wish obama would take lessons from him. In that first State of the union address, when Obama was insulted by Joe Wilson screaming out “Liar!” for a fraudulent reason… he should have been yanked out of his chair by 2 US MARINES in dress blues, and hauled off to Guantanamo for threatening the President.

      That one simple act of not taking crap from a Republican would have changed the entire tone of the first term. Maybe Baucus would have even allowed doctors to negotiate/testify before excluding single payer from the ACA debates. probably not, but the Limbaughs might have guarded their FCC licenses as whole lot closer… and Fox might have actually broadcast some TRUTH for once.

      • Sherri G

        If President Obama did that from the start, it would have confirmed the right-wing propaganda about him wanting to be a king, dictator, etc. YES it would have been justified but they would have attacked him anyway! They can’t stand that he won not once but twice on his policy and position.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Too bad! The right wing would have just been a clanging cymbal in the darkness and America would have pulled the world out of the Bush recession 3 years ago.

        He was diplomatic and honorable and they attacked by making up lies to spread. What kind of _________ (tyrant, communist, socialist, fascist, dictator, king, emperor, God…) does that?

        Not only TWICE, but AFTER he beat the oldest of the old guard GOP mannequins, Obama stuffed their custom made, role model drone @ the ballot net as well.

        If there could be a third election, what could the REDS possibly manufacture to run against him? They are running out of corrupt, mob boss Governors pretty quick these days. A woman? I mean an anatomically CORRECT woman, not Rudy.

        How about That new hispanic kid with no executive experience, who is the … OOPS!They are against allowing those people who would vote for him to become CITIZENS!

      • Sherri G

        Well said, very well said! 😀

      • Stephen Barlow

        TY. I like any girl who will fit in a small glass and let herself be enjoyed after dinner. ~wink~ All the better if she thinks I’m clever.

  • 1JudgeNotLestYeBeJudged1

    Shaking my darned head. Really Hume? When is this nightmare gonna end? We are in the year 2014, right? I matured in the 70s and it’s like time warped back to the 40s or something.

  • Barbara Ann

    You really are a drama queen, I kept reading to see what terrible, horrible thing was said and discovered it was all just your headline. Nothing here.

    • Pipercat

      You’re absolutely right, it was only idiotic…

    • robingee

      It wasn’t disgustingly sexist; just really boneheaded. Hey ya know den REAL MEN like Christie sometimes come off as sexist cuz dey like things the old-fashioned way ya know? Derp.

  • Sandy Greer

    Mountains & Molehills of Manufactured Outrage. I had Faux News on when Brit Hume said it. Didn’t think it a “Disgustingly Sexist Remark” at all. I’m no fan of TeaPugs, but we can do better than to look for offense where none is intended. Be charitable enough to give folks benefit of doubt when you can; the world just looks better. And I gotta say, as a woman: It kinda feels condescending/patronizing when men get all worked up over ‘women’s issues’…like they’re currying favor, or something.

    • Stephen Barlow

      He made a badly stated point, which only PROVES his point about the feminization and political correctness required by it, of modern civilized broadcasting ettiquette. That being said, A) he’s STILL WRONG and B) Christie is a fake mobster wannabe who actions have real life consequences for all those he abuses.

      there is NOTHNG Presidential about the slob. he should be forced to reimburse the taxpayers of new jersey for the $24 million ‘private’ election. if he were a genuine ‘Governor of the people’, he’d have shared a ballot with a black man, a slim man, a Democrat and a better manager than he is.

    • Jim Bean

      That’s a very refreshing and objective appraisal. Unfortunately, being objective and (thereby) presenting an obstacle to the narrative will earn you much scorn from the Left.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        james,,,,,,,,,,,,, have U been drinking again?

  • Stephen Barlow

    We DO live in more feminized times! It’s all the estrogen in the water. Studies show that boys are maturing later, some even developing breasts, and girls are reaching puberty sooner, developing fuller breasts earlier. It’s all cause birth control waste can NOT be filtered out of the water once a woman pees it into the system… It is affecting the sexuality of animals in the wild as well as their offspring.

    But the Bromance/airport stall lust that Hume has for ‘the BIG guy’ might just be that nerdy wimpy love a punk has for his bully. You see it when a guy like Hume has his lunch money already out and waiting like busfare in his hand when the
    tough guy comes around and wants to dip his macho into some ‘pussy’ like Britt.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      earlier breasts??? American exceptionalism!!

  • Jim Bean

    It was because there are bona fide differences between men and women that the words ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ were created. I don’t think its wise to try to erase them and I don’t think its something we need liberals to “fix” for us. And (1) America is not better off for having elected Obama. Its was a bad idea and it was done for the wrong reason. Number 2 sounds like a plan to repeat number 1 with the same likely outcome.

    • Dale JohntheBasterd Curtis

      Did you even read the article? Oh wait, you sound like a republican, so I assume reading isn’t your thing. My apologies.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      you crybabies are already wanting McCain vanishing; and PALIN? PALIN??? she would’ve REALLY been a prune overseas

  • James

    I think what we’ve become is more HUMANIZED, so we treat people with more consideration, except bullies and loudmouths like Christie.

    I note that Christie always acts out in situations where he thinks he can pusj people around and not get called on it. I wonder what his reaction would be if some of his New Jersey fellows did what they normally do with loudmouth bullies? he might be seeing his physician for some dental work.

  • Robert W Crowley

    A truly very sick man.

    • White True Patriot

      You must be a Jew communist nigger loving faggot traitor Democrat.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        white true patriot has smallish weenie; another bogus profile,,,no money and no female in his life
        lets all hear it for a typical crybaby tea party scumbag!!

      • Guest

        IWe’re going to have the final Final Solution to get rid of faggot Jew trash like you.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        your final solution is adding sugar to your white trash coffee in the morning b4 U go 2 ur small man JOB

      • White True Patriot

        When our final Final Solution happens Jew faggot communists like you are all going to die.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        awwwww,,,,,,, did U forget to add sugar to your white trash coffee this morning? donuts too?

      • Gary Smith

        Don’t feed the brainless trolls, people.

  • randy

    There are idiots in both parties.we have a female bully in houston….shiela jackson lee

    • White True Patriot

      That nigger bitch should be lynched.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        awwwww,,,,,,,,,,,, crybaby white trash tea party small dicked religious scum is maaaad at America?? awwwww— poor no-money and no life white trash fella???

  • Don Rodgers

    “muscular”???, I guess table muscle IS muscular, sort of….

    • robingee

      Yeah, does Brit mean flexing his political muscles or something?

  • Jenniferrrrrrrrr

    No respectful man I know acts this way. It is how an asshole acts.

  • White True Patriot

    All Democrats are Jew faggots and nigger lovers.

    • Sam

      I would rather be a lover of all people than be a racist, bigoted, white supremacist like you! :p

      • White True Patriot

        You should be lynched you faggot piece of shit.

  • Jo Clark

    “That’s not how a “man” acts. That’s how an asshole acts.”

    Nuff said.

  • James

    Oh yeah the kind of guy who will get drunk and think it’s ok to rape your sister !

  • buricco

    Machismo is poisonous. For some people, “real man” and “asshole” are synonymous.

  • Neil Andreason

    Hume, in my eyes is at the bottom of the food chain when it come to, “shovel crap to the sheep until they believe it” reporting. Being 54 I remember when he was a reporter that simply reported the news, without opinion. Some may remember those times when a News reporter did just that, reported the news. Hume is a sellout bottom feeder. Neil

  • Rev. Janell Smith

    REAL MEN don’t disrespect women!

  • dagobarbz

    If you don’t want people to think you’re a sexist dick, don’t act like one.
    About this “feminized” society…I fly hang gliders, ride motorcycles, taught karate, was in the Army.

    All this, and I leave the seat down! So don’t talk to me about “feminine.” All I’m hearing is a bunch of men bitching about how they can’t just be dicks to women with impunity any more. Men are perfectly free to pursue their hairy-chested activities, we simply demand to be treated with respect. That is not “feminizing,” it is simply common courtesy.

    Brit is a girl’s name. Who is this poor confused femi-man?

  • DrMCFG

    “Forward Progressives” A little redundant, don’t you think? How about Modern Forward Progressives for Change. Is this stuff for real? I guess you can spin anything. “Pounce”, eh. The whole process of peddling of Marxist and socialist precepts as something new and modern has been around just a bit longer than Marx, Stalin and Mao themselves getting rewarmed so that the next fascist dictator can take advantage of the weak minded masses who need Uncle Sugar to take care of them because, for whatever reason, they just cannot compete. But it fortunately always degenerates in a cloud of the same kind of secretive graft and corruption evident in the Obama White House. Freedom, Democracy and Capitalism are difficult – and of course it needs a certain small amount of government to keep in check those who would cheat or take unfair advantage. But fortunately this latest effort to create a ruling class in Washington who pretend (as always) to be looking out for the little guy while actually screwing them royally will (despite the support of all the excited sheep) collapse (as ita lways has for hundreds of years) of its own weight!

  • DrMCFG

    you deleted that?? HA HA HA What happened to pouncing???…

  • SouthernCinderella

    Geez, the country is going down the tubes and the only things people are worried about is something stupid like this? Grow up people, it was obvious he meant that her smug look didn’t look good on her (and it didn’t) just like the way Trump’s irritated expression didn’t look good on him. She is running for president folks, if she’s THAT overly-sensitive, she has chosen the wrong career. I always find that when I have enough time on my hands to get this upset over nothing and I start feeling like I might want to label someone over nothing, I remember there are plenty of ways I can help people and do something positive instead…then I do those positive things. You should try it sometime, you’ll be a happier person for it. Besides, when you overuse words like sexist, racist, and others, they begin to lose their strength and meaning so that people who REALLY encounter those things won’t be taken seriously…and I think we can all agree that would be a sad thing, right?